"There's No 'I' In Team" as written by Adam Lazzara, Shaun Cooper, John Nolan, Mark O'connell and Edward Reyes....
Well I can't regret,
Can't you just forget it?
I started something I couldn't finish
And if we go down,
We go down together
Best friends means,
Well best friends means

And I've got a twenty-dollar bill
That says you're up late night starting
Fist fights versus fences in your backyard
Wearing your black eye like a badge of honor
Soaking in sympathy
From friends who never loved you
Nearly half as much as me

Broken down in bars and bathrooms
All I did was what I had to
Don't believe me when I tell you
It's just what anyone would do
Take the time to talk about it
Think a lot and live without it
Don't believe me when I tell you
It's something unforgivable oh oh

Well I can't regret,
Can't you just forget it?
I started something I couldn't finish
If we go down,
We go down together
Best friends means,
Well best friends means

You never knew
Well I never told you
Everything I know about breaking hearts
I learned from you, it's true
I've never done it with the style and grace you have
But I've made long term plans
Based on these mistakes

Broken down in bars and bathrooms
All I did was what I had to
Don't believe me when I tell you
It's just what anyone would do
Take the time to talk about it
Think a lot and live without it
Don't believe me when I tell you
It's something unforgivable

Is this what you call tact?
I swear you're as subtle as a brick in the small of my back
So let's end this call,
And end this conversation
There's nothing worse
(That's right he said, that's right he said it)
I swear, you have no idea
The jealousy that became me thinking
(That's right he said)
That you always had it way too easy

Broken down in bars and bathrooms
All I did was what I had to
Don't believe me when I tell you
It's just what anyone would do
Take the time to talk about it
Think a lot and live without it
Don't believe me when I tell you
It's something unforgivable

Best friends means I pulled the trigger
Best friends means you get what you deserve
Best friends means I pulled the trigger
Best friends means you get what you deserve
Best friends means I pulled the trigger
Best friends means you get what you deserve
Best friends means I pulled the trigger
Best friends means you get what you deserve
Best friends means I pulled the trigger
Best friends means you get what you deserve

Best friends means I pulled the trigger
Best friends means you get what you deserve


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"There's No 'I' in Team" as written by Edward Reyes Adam Lazzara

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  • +3
    General Commentadam lazzara never slept with jesse's girlfriend.
    john nolan did.
    so everyone who keeps saying it was lazzara, stfu, kay?

    like it's been said a billion times, brand new wrote seventy times 7 to express how jesse felt cause of it, then tbs came back with this to tell johns side of the story.
    okay? okay.
    PANTS -on February 03, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe "you're as subtle as a brick in the small of my back" thing came from Jesse, but he probably got that from the Morrissey Song "I Am Hated For Loving" which has the lyrics 'anonymous call, a poison pen/a brick in the small of the back again.' And then this TBS song has the lyrics 'I started something i couldn't finsih' which is from a Smiths song. Just some interesting Morrissey trivia there ;)
    oscarhensonon May 29, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAnyone believe that this was really 10 years ago? Hey 2012, where'd all the good stuff go?
    BabyBlueCanaryon February 04, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentto BETWEENNOWHERE....sorry bud but this song is in response to brand new's seventy times seven. The lead singer of TBS got with the lead of BN's girlfriend
    cryinemochicon August 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI never knew this song exsited, then I looked at what I had downloaded and there it was. This is so perfectly written. You can totally hear the pure emtion is his voice. I wish I would have watched this part of the concert instead of going outside where it was cool. I missed out. I saw brand new and rufio though. I still should have stayed inside. I can't believe this song. It makes you feel like you are him going through exactly what he is, and you hurt like him. You are full of the same feeling he is and you just want to break down. I am gonna listen to this over and over and over tonight. I will try not to kill myself....not that I was going to anyway it just makes me hurt so bad....
    dnask8on August 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is amazing!!!!!! i like this part the best-"Soaking in sympathy
    from friends who never loved you
    nearly half as much as me"
    Aww man i wanna give that to one of my friends TBS is the best band out there right now i think. there incredible all around exseptionally lyricly!! rock on
    Wallyon August 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou have not seen the nastiest punk set unless you were at the Knitting Factory last night! TBS and Brand New completely brought down the house when they sang "There's No 'I' In Team" together. By far the craziest show I have ever seen.
    LongIslandEmoon August 21, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of the best and well writen songs I have ever read. I am always impressed when the lyrics are coming from the heart of the person righting them and I don't see how this could be the except here. YOu can hear it in the screams and crys. This is a beautiful song and it means a lot to me. It seems to me that he is talking about how he broke up with this girls who he cares so much about. He felt that he had to do it. It seemed like the right thing at the right time but it wasn't. He had to make a decision and it was a tough one. He hurt her but he says that she gets what she deserves, but I don't thintk that that is what he wants. he doesn't want her to get what she shoud get because she is everything to him. That is my perspective but I am also highly influenced by my situations in my own life that come through when I write and interpret lyrics.
    foundmdrummeron September 04, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti just love this song.-.- i have no words
    i.o.u.CoTyon March 25, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentoh yea here is what john said about the song
    John: Well, it’s a long story. Basically the story behind that is a situation, which involved myself and Jesse from Brand New. While the songs were released at different times, they were both written around the same time about the same situation. Both songs are directly related “Seventy Times 7” is Jesse’s point of view and “There’s No ‘I’ In Team” is mine. They’re not necessarily opposing points of view, just from our personal perspective. The words “Best friends means friends forever” from “Seventy Times 7” was originally from our song so then we took the line from their song. It was a little devious on our part, I’d admit. We all think Brand New is an awesome band and we love them, it was a personal situation between me and Jesse and the songs just happened to result from it.
    ToOTsiEon May 02, 2003   Link

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